Foto: Aldis Putniņš

Heiki Kovalainens var palikt bez pilota vietas “Caterham” komandā un tam par iemeslu būs Tonija Fernandesa vienības tiešie konkurenti – “Marussia”.

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F1 oficiālā mājas lapa ziņo, ka “Caterham” komanda šobrīd Kovalainena vietā meklē pilotu ar personīgajiem sponsoriem, jo gadījumā, ja “Marussia” izcīnīs 10.vietu konstruktoru kausa kopvērtējumā, “Caterham” nākamā gada budžetā tiks iecirsts pamatīgs robs.

Foto: Aldis PutniņšPēdējās sezonās vidējā un zemākā ešelona komandas bieži ir dillemas priekšā – nolīgt pilotu ar sponsoriem vai tomēr talantīgu pilotu, cerot uz viņa rezultātiem un līdz ar to arī augstāku vietu Konstruktoru kausā, kas ienestu papildus naudu komandas budžetā sezonas beigās.

10.vieta Konstruktoru kausā ir ļoti kārs kumosiņš, jo pirmās 10 komandas kvalificējas īpašā naudas balvu grozam (‘column two’) un pēc neoficiālas informācijas atšķirība starp 10. un 11.vietu Konstruktoru kausā ir mērāma ap 10 miljoniem Eiro.

Pēc tam, kad Singapūrā Timo Gloks atnesa “Marussia” komandai 12.vietu, “Caterham” atliek cerēt uz haotisku sacīksti ar lielu ‘atbirumu’ sezonas pēdējos posmos. Pretējā gadījumā Tonija Fernandesa komandas budžetā būs robs un Heiki Kovalainena vietā nāksies skatīties piemēram uz Šarlu Piku vai Giedo van der Gardi, kuri var nodrošināt visai pieklājīgu sponsoru atbalstu. Tostarp nav izslēgta arī savdabīga rokāde – “Marussia” komanda ieguvusi finansiālu drošību varētu atļauties nolīgt Heiki Kovalainenu un 2013.gadā cerēt uz somu pilota talantu cīņā par augstākām pozīcijām.

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  1. Pat nebiju iedomājies, ka tāda atšķirība par 10.vietu.. Šķita, ka visu nosaka punkti, un bezpunktu komandām vienkārši sadala kaut kādus grašus, lai nebankrotētu 😀
    Naivi jācer, ka Kovalainens paķers vienu punktu atlikušajos posmos, lai pavisam godīgi nopelnītu savu vietu iekš komandas 🙂

      • te viens kautko ir mēģinājis aprēķināt – no f1technical. =

        My figures from 2010, however adjust by arround 3.5% for 2011 as the P1 team gets arround €90m this year. My figures are estimates however, but the P1 figuree for P11 to P13 and P1 are exact, i worked out the rest by taking away from the one previous and the total figure of €658m that is given out to the teams.

        P1 – 87
        P2 – 81
        P3 – 75
        P4 – 70
        P5 – 65
        P6 – 61
        P7 – 58
        P8 – 56
        P9 – 54
        P10 – 53
        P11 – 7.4
        P12 – 7.8
        P13 – 8.2

        P1 to P3 = Column 1 Teams
        P4 to P7 = Column 2a Teams
        P8 to P10 = Column 2b Teams

        P11 to P13 currently have no prise money given out just technichal and logistical support to the values quited from DHL. However without a P13 team the surplus here is distributed 55% to P12 and 45% to P11 .

        However there are €100m of historical payments to the teams, Ferrari get €40m, McLaren €22.5m, Renault €20m and Williams €17.5m depending on their placement in the constructors table. If Williams came ahead of Renault they would get a €20m payment and not a €17.5m payment.

        If a team leaves the Historical payments section, they will be replaced by the next longest serving team, whitch at present is Red Bull on 8 years, then it is STR on 7, Force India on 4 years and so on without a chassis name change. It should be Sauber i think, but they have changed chassis name from 2006 to 2009 to BMW Sauber and changed their chassis designation from a Cxx to a F1.0x designation.

        Driver bonuses were phased out arround the turn of the millenium as the FOM and the FIA were starting to see pay drivers earning a living from points paying posistions in a couple of cases. Back then, it was £100,000 per point at each race.

        Drivers are now paid to a base sallary and then paid the rest on bonus, it is usually 60% salary and 40% bonus, but Red Bull have up untill next year went with a new formuls where its 40% sallary and 60% bonus, this stops in 2012 seemingly when they will adopt a more equal 50/50 split. More teams are going to the same formula area now, i belive Mercedes and Force India are at 50/50 now. However some drivers are on specialist contracts and are exepted from the rule; Hamilton, Alonso and soon to be Vettel as well where they get paid as much as 80% salary and 20% bonus.

        The FIA now dont deal in money, its FOM now, and Bernie dosnt give out money willy nilly.

        2016 will see P1 get €222m from a prize pot of €1.575b whitch is a increase of over 120% by my estimate.